DH is just a rookie cop, only a month in right now.
My hubby is a very matter of fact kind of guy. Most things do not bother him the way they would you or I, or even some other cops. BUT...when it comes to crimes against kids (or helpless elderly) things are different. I can't blame your DH for being more upset at the mother. She clearly isn't taking any responsibility for what happened so your DH is going to be left feeling like it his hands are tied, having to watch that poor little girl be put in the same danger again. Your Dh will do what he can do and know that's all he can do. Child services will get involved and hopefully teach this mother what is and isn't reasonable parenting choices.
I agree with you Sydney. There does come a time when they realize in their heart and head that they are only one person who can only do so much. They will do what they can for whoever they can but can't save the world. I think it bothers them at first but over time they start shutting some of it out. There were a number of times when I had to tell me DH "NO. Stop. I don't want to hear that". He has started monitoring what he tells me about certain specific things that he knows I don't want to hear. Like them we start to harden (or toughen) up too. It may sound wrong. It may sound bad. But they and we need that protection that we get from that wall being slowly built up. We'd all go crazy without it.
So sad...but, in this line, a very big reality.
SueHomeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11
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